Inestinal lymphangiectasia in dogs, challenging diagnosis: 4 cases

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Darko Davitkov Maja Vasiljevic Dajana Davitkov Anja Ilic Bozovic Milena Djordjevic Vanja Krstic


Intestinal lymphangiectasia is an uncommon disease which can cause severe, chronic protein-losing enteropathy in dogs. Four dogs were presented at the Belgrade Clinic for Small Animals with clinical signs of chronic diarrhea, lethargy, anorexia, vomiting and weight loss. Abnormal physical examination findings included dehydration, signs of pain on abdominal palpation, and ascites. The most important clinicopathological findings were lymphopenia and hypoproteinemia with hypoalbuminemia. Abdominal ultrasound revealed intestinal abnormalities in all dogs. To establish an undoubted diagnosis of intestinal lymphangiectasia, endoscopy and histopathology were conducted.

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DAVITKOV, Darko et al. Inestinal lymphangiectasia in dogs, challenging diagnosis: 4 cases. Veterinarski Glasnik, [S.l.], v. 71, n. 1, p. 52-57, may 2017. ISSN 2406-0771. Available at: <>. Date accessed: 23 july 2018.
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